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JIMV
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The Last Templar

Well, watching this epic on NBC and I note they were as careful with their history as they were their unbiased coverage on MSNBC...Jerusalem fell in 1244. The dolts who made the movie put cannon on the walls....I believe their next historic effort will be the true telling of the Robin Hood myth. I understand they are looking for period sixguns...

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Well, watching this epic on NBC and I note they were as careful with their history as they were their unbiased coverage on MSNBC...Jerusalem fell in 1244. The dolts who made the movie put cannon on the walls....I believe their next historic effort will be the true telling of the Robin Hood myth. I understand they are looking for period sixguns...

Obama's first interview was with an Arab news station. He set the record straight on the cannons. When asked why Egypt informed Syria, Iraq, and Jordan that they were in Jerusalem when Egypt was in fact being driven across the Suez during the Six-Day War, or as Obama referred to it, "The Setback" he explained that Egypt just wanted to encourage the rest of the Arab coalition. Sound familiar?

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So, are you going to keep watching?

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It ended last night...I posted this on a firearms forum and was told definitively that the Arabs used cannon in Spain in 1240 so of course the Arabs had cannon...I had to quietly note that the 'cannon' in question were hand held tubes called hand cannones and that they were used to scare horses and not to batter down walls. The first time gunpowder was used in battle in the middle east was in 1260 against the Mongols and to panic their horses, not to kill armed men.

I did see the end, more from stuborness than anything else. They also put a Turkish volcano about 500 miles from its real location and produced a 200 foot wave in the med to sink a large trawler....

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One of my favorite illustrative things is given opportunity to be spoken aloud.

Right around that time period, they began having experts in explosives and similar.

This is the origins of the word 'engineer'.

The saying that arose at the same time was 'hoisted by his own petard', which referred to engineers who blew themselves up.

'Tis fitting.

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